Funding Sources

Measure B Program

The Measure B Program, first authorized by voters in 1986 and re-approved in 2000, utilizes a half-cent sales tax to fund a variety of transportation improvements throughout Alameda County. For larger projects, proceeds are allocated to specific improvements identified in the Measure B Expenditure Plan, which includes projects from throughout the whole county. In addition to projects in the Expenditure Plan, cities such as San Leandro are allocated funds separately, based on population figures, that are used directly for use in local roadway, bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements. These funds are administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC). For more information on the Measure B program, visit the Alameda CTC website.

Measure BB Program

Measure BB, passed by Alameda County voters in November 2104, came into effect on April 1, 2015 and will generate nearly $8 billion over 30 years for essential transportation improvements in every city throughout Alameda County. This measure extended the half-cent sales tax passed by voters in 1986 and again in 2000 and increased that tax by a half-cent. The Alameda CTC began to distribute funds to all Alameda County cities and transit agencies in July 2015, pursuant to the 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan (PDF). The Plan created funding streams for two types of investments: capital investments which are allocated specific dollar amounts in the Plan, and operations and maintenance investments which are allocated a percentage of net revenues to be distributed on a monthly or periodic basis. For San Leandro, this increases funding to the Local Street and Road and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs (see further description of those programs below).

Measure B Funded Local Streets & Roads Program

Each year, the City performs a variety of roadway improvements to maintain and upgrade the pavement condition of the City's

streets. These improvements range from the application of cape and slurry seals to extend the useful life of structurally sound streets to complete asphalt surface reconstruction on those streets where the paving has deteriorated.

The process of selecting streets for improvement is determined by the street's Pavement Condition Index (PCI) based on yearly street inspections and coordination with other City projects. For more information about how streets are selected for improvements and upgrades, please visit our Street Improvements: Street Selection Process page.

During 2014, funds provided by the Alameda CTC via Measure B, the 1/2 cent sales tax initiative, funded the improvement of 32 street segments.

Measure B Funded Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

The City strives to ensure safety for bicyclists and pedestrians by publishing informational pamphlets. The City also plans pedestrian and bicycle projects. Measure B funds were used to prepare a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the City. This document will provide the framework for future bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the City.

The San Leandro Bikeway East Improvement project added 2.3 miles of Class II Bikeways (bike lanes) and 10.5 miles of Class III Bikeways (routes shared by cars and bicycles) in the portion of San Leandro east of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in 2015. The project included parts of downtown San Leandro and the San Leandro BART station and has helped remove gaps in the City's bicycle network to make commuting by bicycle easier and safer. This and other bicycling projects benefit from funding provided by the Alameda CTC.

Vehicle Registration Fee Program

The Measure F Alameda County Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Program approved by the voters in November 2010 utilizes a $10 per year vehicle registration fee to sustain the County's transportation network and reduce traffic congestion and vehicle related pollution. The program includes four categories of projects:

  • Local Road Improvement and Repair Program (60%)
  • Local Transportation Technology (10%)
  • Pedestrian and Bicyclist Access and Safety Program (5%)
  • Transit for Congestion Relief (25%)

Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC) distributes a portion of the Local Road Improvement money to San Leandro for use on local streets. The City uses these funds for a variety of roadway projects to maintain and upgrade the pavement on the City's streets. For more information on the VRF program, visit the Alameda CTC's website.